Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oct.31, 1916 Witley Camp, Surrey

Ray is now in Witley Camp where he writes to his mother of the weather, the countryside landscape, driving on the left side of the road and the great number of "inns" or pubs he sees.

160th Battalion
Witley Camp


  1. For a young guy, he did a good job of telling the family about the countryside - noticing the things he thinks they'd like to know. It's interesting too that he thinks the English ways are old-fashioned.

    And -- there was nothing "temperance" about England.

  2. Mary,
    Thanks so much for your comments and reading all the letters. It is interesting for me to get to know him as a very young man as I only knew him as a quiet old man. No doubt his war experience changed him greatly.